CE Type: SW, APA                # of CE's: 2.5 CE's

About This Course

DBT works from the premise that out-of-control behaviors often occur because clients do not have other, less problematic behavioral skills in their repertoire. The focus of this training will be on describing the principles and strategies of DBT and providing a shared knowledge of who does what in DBT, how each of the modes of the treatment work together and how providers use the strategies in DBT to help clients change their behaviors and create lives worth living.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Explain the biosocial theory of development and maintenance of emotion dysregulation disorders;
  2. Describe which clients are treated in DBT programs;
  3. Identify the modes of treatment in standard DBT;
  4. Explain the purpose of chain analysis in DBT;
  5. Discuss the rationale for timing validation strategies;
  6. Identify the four main solutions for problem behavior in DBT.

Intended Audience: 

Anyone who works with traumatized individuals, especially in high stress work environments where they hear trauma stories, e.g. mental health, medical, first responders, teachers, child care workers

Instructional Level: 


Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. All CEU certificates and certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub. Once you have completed your evaluation you will have access to your CEU or Certificate of Attendance through your DBHIDS Learning Hub Account.

Credit Statements:

6.0 CE credit hours for Psychologists awarded.  BHTEN is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  BHTEN maintains responsibility for this program and its content

Behavioral Health Training and Education Network BHTEN, #1779, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 9/22/22-9/22/25. Social workers completing this course receive 6.0 General continuing education credits.

Course Instructors

April 3, 2024

Shari Manning

Chief Executive Officer

Treatment Implementation Collaborative, LLC


Dr. Shari Manning is the Chief Executive Officer and one of the three founders of the Treatment Implementation Collaborative, LLC. She is a DBT Linehan Board of Certification-Board Certified Clinician She has supervised therapists at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics at the University of Washington and the University of South Carolina as well as training and supervising therapists and programs at the SC Department of Mental Health and SC Department of Corrections. Dr. Manning’s research includes investigations of the efficacy of DBT with incarcerated women with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and with adult women with co-morbid BPD and eating disorders. Dr. Manning has written many published chapters and articles on DBT and its implementation.  Her book for family members, Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship was published in 2011 by Guilford Press.